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Skogsbranden år 1652 (The forest fire year 1652)

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Hidden : 01/09/2004
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Den väldiga skogsbranden sommaren 1652 ödelade ett 20-tal byar kring Madesjö och sju människor, däribland ett spädbarn omkom i lågorna. Söndagen den 15 augusti var det dop i kyrkan. Efter gudstjänsten när kyrkfolket kom ut kände man en skarp röklukt och alla skyndade hemåt. Dopföljet som bestod av sex vuxna och barnet begav sig mot hemmet i Södra Sävsjö. Ett par kilometer från hemmet möttes de av elden och var snart infångade av elden och kunde inte fly utan omkom.

På platsen restes senare ett träkors som försvann i mitten av 1800-talet men minnet levde kvar och 1906 restes en minnessten på platsen. Du hittar stenen på N56 43,300 E15 48,958. Cachen är en 0,3 l plastlåda med blått lock med loggbok, penna och lite bytesvaror.

The giant forest fire 1652 devastated 20 villages around Madesjö and seven people among them a baby were perished in the flames. On Sunday Aug 15 there was christening in the church. After the service and when the churchgoers came out from the church they could recognize a sharp smell of smoke and everybody hurried to their homes. The family of six grown ups and the christened child went for their home in the village Södra Sävsjö. Two kilometers from their home the met the fire and were soon captured by the fire and could not escape but were killed.

On the place for the accident a wooden cross was raised but it disappeared in the middle of 1800 but the memory still was alive and year 1906 a memorial stone was raised at this spot. You will find the stone at N56 43.300 E15 48.958. The cachen is a 0,3 l plastic box with a blue lid, containing a logbook, pencil and some trading items.

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[Swe] Yåqna xna frf seåa eägg ivaxry
[Eng] Gur pnpur pna or frra sebz gur evtug natyr

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